Revealed: The Full Extent of US Arms Deals with Saudi Arabia and UAE Commercial deals tracked by arms monitor prove the US is far more involved in the Yemen war than suspected By Frank Andrews

8 April 2019 — Middle East Eye

Mohammad bin Salman

The United States has struck at least $68.2bn worth of deals for firearms, bombs, weapons systems, and military training with Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates since the start of their war in Yemen – billions more than previously reported – according to data collected by an American think tank.

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UK: ‘massive victory’ as injunction against anti-shale campaigners ruled ‘unlawful’ By Andy Rowell

8 April 2019 — Spinwatch

Joe Corre at the Court of Appeal, April 2019

Joe Corre at the Court of Appeal, April 2019 Talk Fracking

Yesterday, Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry was dealt another significant blow when three senior judges overturned a draconian injunction that had been granted to the company, INEOS, against anti-fracking campaigners.

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Is This The Epicentre of Corbyn’s Antisemitism Story?

8 April 2019 — True Publica
REVEALED: The epicentre of Corbyn's anti-Semitism story

By TruePublica: The British-American Project for the Successor Generation, to give it its full title, was officially founded in 1985 – “to perpetuate the close relationship between the United States and Britain,” and in the words of BAP’s official history, through “transatlantic friendships and professional contacts”. Today, It has a membership of over “1000 leaders and opinion formers”, drawn equally from both countries. It was conceived in 1982 by Nick Butler, a Labour Party insider of the old right and a research fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (known as Chatham House). It was funded by the far-right oil baron J. Howard Pew and launched by (neoliberal) US president Ronald Reagan and right-wing media baron Rupert Murdoch.

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On the Pavement with Wikileaks By Craig Murray

8 April 2019 — Craig Murray

Entirely unexpectedly, I have been down in London this last three days outside and around the Ecuadorean Embassy, following WikiLeaks’ announcement that their sources indicate Julian might be expelled within hours or days. Plainly Julian’s position within the Embassy has deteriorated fundamentally, to the extent he is now treated openly as a closely guarded prisoner. I still have not myself been granted permission to visit him and he is now very isolated.

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NATO @ 70: Selected Stories

8 April 2019 — Global Research

NATO at 70: Global Enforcers of Western Imperialism

By Michael WelchMahdi Darius Nazemroaya, and Andre Vltchek

Formed in the years immediately following World War II, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), then comprised of Canada, the United States, and ten European powers, was presented to the world as a defensive pact, wherein an attack on one member is an attack on all. The Encyclopedia Britannica explains that NATO was established and conceived as “a counterweight to Soviet armies stationed in central and eastern Europe after World War II.” Read more…
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